COVID-19 updates for co-op students

  • Learn about changes to the Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 work terms, including: 
    • Flexible pathways in place to help you complete your work term
    • Updated hiring and interview procedures
    • Current University travel policies and remote work guidelines
    • Resources to help you search for work in light of the current climate
  • Have you been asked to work remotely? We've put together six great tips to help you navigate this transition as a co-op student.
  • For other campus-wide announcements, visit the University's COVID-19 website.

Welcome Waterloo co-op students!

Explore careers, gain experience and earn money through North America's largest co-op program.

Our students are some of the best and brightest, and our employers know it! One thing is for sure: co-op at Waterloo exists because of YOU and your talent.

Now that you're here, we're committed to helping you have the most positive co-op experience possible. Visit the sections below to help you on your way.

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  1. Jan. 30, 2020Coronavirus update
  2. June 11, 2021Health Studies students recognized for outstanding cancer research
    Outstanding Young Investigator Award winners: Tara Berhoozian and Emily Lam

    Two University of Waterloo Health Studies students are being recognized for exceptional contributions to cancer research during their co-op terms at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

    Emily Lam and Tara Behroozian are winners of the Outstanding Young Investigator Award for 2020 and 2021, respectively.

    The award will be officially presented by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) at its virtual conference on June 24 to 26.

  3. June 1, 2021Introducing a Co-op Blog written for students, by students
    Student holding phone like a vlog on campus

    By: Hirumal Munasinghe

    Participating as a student in University of Waterloo’s Co-operative Education Program can be an exciting, yet nerve-racking experience. 

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